KIKU-TV is now on Spectrum HD Channel #1009! You may have to RESET your Cable Box to view our channel. Please HOLD DOWN the RESET button on your cable box for 3 seconds.  The reset button is located on the bottom right hand corner of your box facing toward you.


If you have an older cable box, please contact Spectrum for instructions on how to reset your box. Mahalo and we hope you enjoy our programming in High Definition.

Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Can you air new and current shows like J-pop music shows and other current entertainment shows. The Korean station has new music shows. Also there was a Samurai series with Yukie Nakama that you once aired. Can you run that series again please. Zatoichi would be great too.

    • Phyllis Kihara says:

      It is difficult to clear licensing rights for Japanese music programs. When we realized we were not going to air Kohaku this past New Year’s, we sought to clear a number of other music programs without success.

      It is a common misconception that we are able to re-air programs we aired before. I wish this were the case. Each program has a strict agreement that governs the dates and number of times we can air a program. If we wanted to re-air a program that has expired rights, we would need to re-license it all over again, translate and subtitle it again, and pay a new fee.

      Zatoichi is not available; it was licensed by another company.

  2. Melvyn Minami says:

    What happened to the concluding episodes of Downtown Rocket?

  3. Allan T. says:

    I’ve been enjoying Downtown Rocket 2. I thought the final episode concluded with with some unanswered questions – how will Tsukuda Labs prevail over Gear Ghost; Matoba vs. Toma power struggle at Teikoku; Rina’s course of action to be better than her Father; etc. Will there be another season of Downtown Rocket? Thank you.

    • Phyllis Kihara says:

      There is no Downtown Rocket 3 yet. But the ending of season #2 did leave room for another season, didn’t it?

    • jerry o. says:

      I believe KIKU showed the concluding 2 hour special of Downtown Rocket 2 in January 2020. They previously aired the Downtown Rocket 2 series in 2019 and the Special was aired subsequently. The 2020 airing of the series was a re-run. The special answers your questions and was very satisfying to watch. As to if KIKU will re-obtain the license for the Special is for them to answer.

  4. Anne says:

    The reception for KIKU has been awful the last couple of weeks for at least the Japanese shows I watch. Do others have this problem as well?

  5. Debbie says:

    Per spectrum, KIKU tv didn’t inform them of channel change. We tried to reboot but it doesn’t work. Why didn’t you inform your customer or spectrum in advance? Looked forward to watching mystery theater all week and now missing it. So disappointed in how you handled this.

    • Phyllis Kihara says:

      Actually, Spectrum controlled the change, not KIKU. We were only given a few days notice ourselves, and this was tentative until it actually happened.

Leave a Comment!